See below for a list of the amazing artists we had at Freedom Principle during our Spring/Summer 2011 season…
1st February – Miyako Quartet
Brand new quartet from Sheffield with a two-horn front-line and some edgy arrangements alongside great originals.
15th February – GoGo Penguin
Chris Illingworth leads this fantastic piano trio that sound nothing like you’d expect. Playing tunes from their forthcoming debut album.
1st March – Gypsies of Bohemia
Acoustic jazz quartet (3 guitars + bass) specialising in the jazz manouche style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of the Hot Club de France in 1930-40′s – their take on Britney Spears is nothing short of inspired…
15th March – Gambol
Birmingham based quintet led by Chris Mapp on bass. Some fantastic original playing sets against some thought-provoking compositions.
5th April – Stuart McCallum
Amazing Mancunian guitarist best known for his work with the Cinematic Orchestra performs a rare solo set, as well as a brand new duo with drummer Dave Walsh.
19th April – The Moss Project
Led by guitarist Moss Freed and featuring Acoustic Ladyland’s Ruth Goller on bass and drummer Josh Blackmore of Curios and Troyka – expect music that’s Metheny, Radiohead and Stravinsky in equal measures.
3rd May – Halsall+Singh
Brand new duo consisting of trumpeter, composer, arranger, DJ, producer and bandleader Matthew Halsall and vocal sound sculptorist/human beatboxer, DJ and percussionist Jason Singh. Music inspired by Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff, Madlib and Flying Lotus.
17th May – Claire James Trio
Debut performance at Sandbar from this interesting, lyrical piano-led trio. Expect original compositions (as always) alongside interesting covers from the likes of Nick Drake and more.
7th June – (bink!)
Formed by Birmingham-based Richard Foote, this is a new, vibrant young band featuring the exciting combination of a trombone and alto saxophone frontline. Each musician brings individual influences and a unique approach to improvi-sation, resulting in an eclectic and distinctive sound. www.myspace.com/binkuk
21st June – Adam Fairhall trio
Ahead of his exciting new commission at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival, hear Adam and his trio in a more intimate setting. Check him out here.
5th July – Freedom Principle Quintet
Last gig of the season, featuring brand new compositions from members of HAQ and Beats & Piece Big Band, alongside tunes composed by YOU.